During my short time of being involved with Maisha I must admit, I am genuinely surprised and pleased to how open and honest the team are. They are so supportive, caring and passionate about their projects which is so endearing to see.
Helping out at Maisha was one of the highlights of my time in Kenya. The kids there are brilliant, they are all so enthusiastic and it’s clear that they love being at the school.
The dedication from everybody there amazed me, from the kids being so eager to learn, to the teachers and parents doing everything possible to aid them. The volunteers who have helped there have done an amazing job.
I have been sponsoring a young girl for 12 months now. I just light up when I get her letters. When I recently got a letter saying “she loves me a lot” I started crying happy tears.
It’s amazing that you can get so easily attached to a child you’ve never met, but it really happens. I almost feel guilty that I may be getting as much or more from this than she is! It also helps make me a better person and appreciate what I have.
When you sponsor one of these beautiful children, in the beginning you think you are doing them a favour. However, after a while you begin to realise that it’s him or her who is saving you. I set out to change their lives instead they changed mine.
I had such a fantastic time. It still is astonishing to me, how generally people in Kenya give so much, even though they have so little. Their generousity and hospitality among volunteers, is amazing.
I recommend everyone, who wants to do something different go, and explore Nakuru. Check out Maisha and its very friendly staff. Meet these great kids and make a difference.

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Thursday July 4th, 2019

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Wednesday June 19th, 2019

Today we surprised two needy families with some food hampers delivered right to their front doors! Items included 25kg rice, sugar, ugali flour, 5kg cooking oil and 10kg of soap.

The day was nicely rounded off by bumping into a previously sponsored student who is working in a small kiosk shop during the university holidays. The road where we stopped has 100s of kiosks and fate brought us to him! Keep up the good work Josphat we are so very proud of you.
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Amazing work guys keep it up. X

Thank you very much Alun Roberts, it was a real surprise.. Am proud to be part of Maisha foundation, I promised you, To the limits and beyond.

Yayyy Josphat, what a wonderful, inspiring success story x

Tuesday June 18th, 2019

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Monday June 17th, 2019

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Today has been fantastic ❤️

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Sweet uniform...

Monday June 17th, 2019

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Hope everyone is watching to the end !! We are so grateful to be a part of this. Thank you to everyone who works hard, and for free, to make this happen xx

Monday June 17th, 2019

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True there God will bless them

Mwaaaah

True

Monday June 17th, 2019

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Sunday March 31st, 2019

We are happy to report we have 2 new joiners now enrolled on our Scholarship programme - a boy and a girl - both aged 6.
Welcome to the Maisha family. Karibu sana.

Photos will follow when our Chairman visits Kenya in June.
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Karibu sana... I am what I am today because of Maisha Foundation..

Fantastic news, welcome, I look forward to seeing photos

Monday December 24th, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, it is time to remind us all that this is the season of goodwill and giving.

It is for this reason that Maisha Foundation has decided to relocate a family of 4 siblings, all of whom are current or past students from our sponsorship scheme, into their own brand new home outside of the slums to escape their turbulent lifestyles. We believe this will keep the younger siblings focused on their education where they are enjoying high scores across the board and allow the older siblings to focus on their working lives without having to worry about the safety of their younger siblings.

Their identities will remain confidential but to give you a very brief summary of their lives over the past couple of years:

- the eldest had the back of his head slashed by a panga (a sharp weapon). He was lucky to survive and be alive today.
- the girl was barbarically sexually assaulted (court case still pending with our full support).
- their mother abandoned them due to lack of funds to care for them and has refused any further contact with her children.
- their father, an extremely dangerous alcoholic who has shown no empathy or compassion to the above 3 events, also often stole money from the eldest two siblings to cover his addiction rather than buy food and pay rent. He has openly stated he doesn’t care about any of his children and wants them to leave.

During these years and to the present day, the two older siblings who are now of adult age have had to fill their parents' roles to protect the younger two siblings.

No family should have to experience any single one of these events, let alone all four in the space of a couple years. These siblings have truly had their hearts smashed into pieces time and time again, but not anymore. Enough is enough.

We have ensured their new home doesn’t affect where the students currently attend, it has 24/7 security, is situated in a new and safe neighbourhood and truly allows them to break free out of the poverty cycle of their lives.

We have always believed and always encouraged the community that only they can help themselves improve their lives and not wait for handouts. These siblings are a testament to this by their determination and passion to succeed and we cannot wait to see them mark the new chapter of their lives.

Merry Christmas everybody from Maisha Foundation
“Supporting others to support themselves”
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Monday August 13th, 2018

We have some sad news to share with you all today. The mother to one of our beautiful sponsored girls has sadly passed away from a life threatening illness this week. We attended the burial today.

We will ensure the primary school student (whose name is being kept confidential in this case) will receive the correct counselling and extra care to see her through this difficult time both in and out of school hours. We have also notified her sponsor of this who has expressed her love, sadness and condolences to the family.

Maisha Foundation are trying to seek funds to build a small medical clinic to help others suffering from life threatening diseases. To donate; please head to either our website, click the donate button on our Facebook page or text MSHA00 £XX (insert amount) to 70070.

Thank you
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